The smallest MURRAY winch available, this model is has hinged mounting plates for mast or boom-mounting and using the winch as a halyard winch.
Constructed in New Zealand using manganese bronze, these compact winches are ideal halyard winches on yachts up to 35', and sheet winch on yachts up to 25'.
Like all MURRAY winches, the MW1's handle is located at the base of the winch, out of the way. The manganese bronze handle comes with the winch and includes a locking mechanism so once attached it won't separate from the winch unexpectedly.
MURRAY winches are a very simple and robust design with a proven history. They can be taken apart in seconds for servicing with the removal of one screw. The ratchet mechanism is reversable to suit any operation or location on your boat.
Base Diameter (B): 108mm
Drum Diameter (D): 57mm
Overall Height (H): 95mm
Drum Height (DH): 44mm
Handle Radius (R): 330mm
Maximum Rope Diameter: 10mm
Mechanical Advantage: 9 to 1
I own a Sparkman and Stevens 24 foot keel yacht.
I already had one of these winches as a headsail winch mounted on the mast and it has worked very well.
I recently decided to add a mainsail halyard winch so bought another one.
They are very well made and have a nice polished finish.
Very easy to mount with six one quarter inch countersunk screws tapped into the mast. Being hinged the mounts fit the curve of the mast nicely